By Barbara Glaser
In the 210th birthday month of Pitney Farm founder Jonathan Pitney (he was born September 26th, 1807), we think it's fitting to mark the occasion with a tribute to our Founding Patrons -- nearly 100 individuals, couples, families and businesses that have contributed at least $2500 toward PMCF's launch during our first year of full operation.
Collectively, this group has made possible a remarkable beginning of our new organization. We're hosting this special event at the Pitney Farm on Sunday, September 24th to say thank you and to give all the opportunity to see how we're bringing farm back to life.
There will be no charge to Founding Patrons and honored guests for this farm-to-table buffet, which will be prepared by our friends at Henry Street Taproom with produce grown on the farm and served in our new High Tunnel. Refreshments will include beer from Artisanal Brew Works and local wine. We'll offer tours of the property in a horse-drawn wagon.
A reception from 4 to 4:30 will be followed by dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and a brief program at 5 p.m. We'll discuss the progress we've made thus far and plans for future projects, including our trail network, Children’s Garden and Greenhouse, and continued renovation of the historic farm buildings.
Dress is farm casual. We can accommodate people with limited mobility.
In addition to being invited annually to the farm for a special gathering, Founding Patrons will be recognized for their contributions with plaques to be placed on the farm's iconic silo. To learn more about joining this core group of contributors, click here or drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A leader in open-space and historic preservation for more than 30 years, Barbara Glaser has played key roles in developing Saratoga Springs' first open-space plan, the establishment of Saratoga PLAN, and the development of Pitney Meadows Community Farm. A member of the Pitney Meadows Board of Directors, she chairs the Donor Cultivation Committee.